Asus Transformer Book T100

Released October, 2013
  • 10.1"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1
Full Windows 8 PCs running newer Intel Atom processors and costing around $400 have been here for the last year, but here's why the T100 is special: it has a newer Bay Trail Atom processor that's faster and offers far better battery life, and the overall shape and design is a lot like the Asus Transformer Android keyboarded tablets, which we've always been fond of.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Features Key features of the Asus Transformer Book T100

screen resolution

Transformer Book T100
1366 x 768
Surface Pro 3
2160 x 1440
Surface Pro 2
1920 x 1080

memory

Transformer Book T100
2 GB

camera resolution

Transformer Book T100
1.2 MP
ATIV Tab 3
5 MP

CPU Cores

Transformer Book T100
Quad core
Surface Pro 2
Dual core
ATIV Tab 3
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Transformer Book T100
1.33 GHz
Venue Pro 11
2.4 GHz
Iconia W4
1.8 GHz

Reviews Word on the street for the Asus Transformer Book T100


7.7
The tablet's 1,366x768-pixel touch display is effective, but not particularly bright.

8.0

Overall

7.9 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Operating System

Keep in mind there are other values in the Windows 8 landscape, too, largely thanks to Bay Trail: the new Dell Venue 8 Pro actually costs $100 less, and has a great feel, but, it's only an 8-inch tablet.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
Budget-minded Windows 8 shoppers should be happy about that.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
As a tablet, the T100 is fine, but it's thicker and bigger than your average iPad or Android tablet, or even a Surface 2.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Screen

The thicker build quality and lower-resolution screen suggest that I wouldn't use it quite as much as a standalone tablet in most cases.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
Honestly, the limitations of a small and lower-res screen and cramped keyboard and touch pad will set the tone for how much "serious hard-core work" you want to get done on this, anyway.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
The touch pad below's nothing special, but it's roughly the size of the one on the Surface Type Cover, is clickable, and does the job.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Operating system

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds) (Shorter bars indicate better performance).
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
Here's the good news: the Transformer Book T100 outperformed last-gen Atom Windows 8 machines, and even did significantly better in some tests than the much more expensive (and heavier) AMD-powered Toshiba Satellite Click.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
This is one of the first systems we've seen with this new class of Atom processors: previous Windows 8 systems with Atoms were actually pretty decent machines, if you accepted their limitations: for everyday tasks, they fared quite well, and had good battery life.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Battery

Battery life is great, lasting 591 minutes (9 hours, 51 minutes).
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
Video playback battery drain test (in minutes) (Longer bars indicate better performance).
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
If you can find one of these around $350, you're getting a tablet and a Netbook in one, with plenty of battery life to spare and full Windows 8.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Storage

Also, it only has 32GB of SSD storage, and doesn't come with a keyboard.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
The tablet's ports and connections are minimal but functional: Micro-USB, Micro-HDMI, a microSD card slot, and a full USB 3.0 port on the keyboard base.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
The Transformer Book T100 has more storage and that keyboard (but a 32GB SSD model is also on sale at many retail channels, so make sure you notice that before pulling the trigger on what you think is a better value).
by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 10.1"
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution 1366 x 768
PPI 155 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11a
  3. 802.11g
  4. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Quad core
Clock speed 1.33 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS No
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes
Has a light sensor Yes

storage

Internal storage 64 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB
Supported card formats
  1. microSDXC
  2. microSD
  3. microSDHC
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 1.2 MP
Rear camera 1.2 MP

ports

USB support Micro USB
Hdmi support Micro HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 550 g
Size 171 x 263 x 10.1 mm
Thickness 10.1 mm
Battery life 11 hour
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"Supports 3G Yes" - really? thanks
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